Damage to the cartilage within the knee (meniscus) can occur at any age. HCA hospitals offer a procedure known as a menisectomy or partial menisectomy to remove all or part of this damaged cartilage, which is one of the most common procedures performed by UK knee surgeons.
Using a technique called arthroscopy, a tiny telescope attached to a camera is inserted into a small incision at the front of the knee. Another incision is made to insert small instruments to cut away the damaged area of cartilage. The operation takes around half an hour.
When you have meniscus knee repair surgery at one of our hospitals:
- you will benefit from advances in telescope technology, which means your surgery will be as minimally invasive as possible
- you will be treated in a specialist knee unit by highly trained knee surgeons experienced carrying out this complex procedure
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You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.
With us, you can be sure you are getting the best treatment available. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:
- Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
- We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience. In the past decade we have invested £500 million on the latest treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
- You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
- No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
- Your safety is protected. Some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities for emergencies. Our consultants have access to more critical care beds around the clock than any other private healthcare group in the UK. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.
What to do next
Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:
- Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
- Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
- Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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